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Pizza Tapes (2000)

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Format: CD
Sku: 60399264
UPC: 715949104121
UPC 14: 00715949104121
Release Date: 4/25/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Appetizer ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
2. Man Of Constant Sorrow ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
3. Appetizer ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
4. Louis Collins ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
5. Shady Jam ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
6. Shady Grove ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
7. Always Late ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
8. Guitar Space / Summertime ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
9. Appetizer ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
10. Long Black Veil ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
11. Rosalee McFall ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
12. Appetizer ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
13. Drifting Too Far From The Shore ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
14. Amazing Grace ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
15. Little Sadie ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
16. Knockin' On Heaven's Door ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
17. Space Jam ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
18. So What ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
19. Appetizer ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
20. House Of The Rising Sun, The ~ Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
Mandolin master David Grisman sat down with fellow blue grass picker Tony Rice and the Grateful Dead's, Jerry Garcia in February, 1993, to record a small jam session of standards and covers. Each retained a cassette of their meeting, and eventually Garcia's was stolen by a pizza boy who leaked it to the bootleg circuit. Grisman, after being initially perturbed, found the time to master this unique meeting and offered it on his Acoustical Disc label. This album is a beautiful glimpse into an intimate blending of guitar and mandolin.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Full performer name: Jerry Garcia/David Grisman/Tony Rice.
Muze PNote Personnel: Jerry Garcia (vocals, guitar); Tony Rice (guitar); David Grisman (mandolin).
Muze PNote Recorded at Dawg Studios, Mill Valley, California on February 4 & 5, 1993. Includes liner notes by David Grisman and Tony Rice.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Muze PNote The setting is February 1993, at mandolinist David Grisman's Dawg Studios in Northern California. Grisman has gathered Jerry Garcia and newgrass guitar wizard Tony Rice for an informal jam session, bringing the two pickers together for the first time. Soon thereafter, a local pizza delivery boy pilfers a cassette of mixes left out on Garcia's kitchen counter... and so begins the years-long, bootlegged journey of the recording dubbed THE PIZZA TAPES.
Muze PNote Unlike the popularly traded version, this official release offers excellent sound quality and editing, including some wittily-placed bits of banter. Indeed, the Garcia-Rice repartee offers a window into an offhand and intimate musical encounter in a very specific time and place. The chosen material evidences Garcia's late-'80s/early-'90s revisiting of the American folk and bluegrass songbook. Doc Watson's "Shady Grove" opens with copious space-noodling before yielding to a hot-blooded jaunt rife with quick-picking. The three continue their spirited improv duel as they delve loosely into the jazz songbook with George Gershwin's "Summertime" and Miles Davis' classic modal vehicle, "So What." Favorite spirituals such as "Drifting Too Far From the Shore" and "Amazing Grace" take on a special, bittersweet overtone as sung by an ailing Jerry, while the summery "Rosalee McFall" is as sweet as ever.

Producer: David Grisman

Engineer: David Dennison

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Class Of 1990
Muze Music Compilations Hills Of Home-25 Years Of Folk
Muze Music Compilations Twenty Five Years Of Rounder
Muze Music Compilations Child's Celebration Of Folk Music
Muze Music Compilations Rounder Records Story
Muze Music Compilations Child's Celebration Of Folk Music
Muze Music Compilations Divided & United:songs Of Civil War
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass
Muze Music Compilations Double Time

Associated Artists and Works

True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe ~ Artists, Various
Beaudoin, Gerry
Bush, Sam
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman ~ Garcia, Jerry
Not For Kids Only ~ Garcia, Jerry
Shady Grove ~ Garcia, Jerry
The Pizza Tapes ~ Garcia, Jerry
Been All Around This World ~ Garcia, Jerry
Grappelli, Stephane
O'Connor, Mark
O'Connor, Mark (Violin)
Sebastian, John (Pop)
Statman, Andy
Taylor, Martin
True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe ~ Various Artists
Watson, Doc

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/25/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ACDCD 41
Music Label Name Label : Acoustic Disc
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00715949104121

Professional Reviews

Mojo (Publisher)
(7/00, p.105)
- "...The sound is superb, the vibe warm and easy-going, the performances - as Garcia pronounces - 'smokin'....A gem."

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